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Yaqi

This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet shaving world with their high quality, rock bottom price, and exceptional design. Add it to your SOTD. They specialize in a synthetic knot that is fast drying, long-lasting, and densely packed. Check out the options with their Tuxedo knot (black with white tips for your black tie affair) – oo-la-la.

  • Yaqi R1730 Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $11.00

    Yaqi R1730 Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    39 reviews

     Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Yellow/amber/black handle Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting some traction in the wet shavin...

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  • Yaqi Barber Pole Shaving Brushes-Tuxedo Synthetic-West Coast Shaving
    from $18.86

    Yaqi Barber Pole Shaving Brushes

    18 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic or Two-band badger hair Barberpole-striped handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi! Yaqi is a Chinese brand ...

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  • Yaqi Red Marble Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes-24mm-West Coast Shaving
    from $13.86

    Yaqi Red Marble Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    16 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red marbled handle Yaqi brushes are here! This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet shav...

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  • Yaqi Timber Wolf Synthetic Shaving Brush, Colorful Mysterious Space Handle, 24mm-West Coast Shaving
    $17.86

    Yaqi Timber Wolf Synthetic Shaving Brush, Colorful Mysterious Space Handle, 24mm

    2 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Blue swirled handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting s...

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  • Yaqi White Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes, Tuxedo Knot-22mm-Tuxedo-West Coast Shaving
    from $11.86

    Yaqi White Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes, Tuxedo Knot

    25 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair White handles Yaqi brushes are bringing great brushes and great value to the wet shaving game. This Chin...

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  • Yaqi Knight Helmet Safety Razor Head-Matte-West Coast Shaving
    $5.99

    Yaqi Knight Helmet Safety Razor Head

    2 reviews

    Safety razor head ONLY, (top cap and base plate included, no handle) Aggressive design in closed comb Available in chrome, matte, and matte nickel...

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  • Yaqi M150801-S2 Short Heavy Metal Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Yaqi M150801-S2 Short Heavy Metal Shaving Brush

    8 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Metal handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting some trac...

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  • Yaqi Black Marble Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes-Tuxedo Bristles-West Coast Shaving
    from $9.00

    Yaqi Black Marble Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    18 reviews

    Yaqi brushes are here! This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet shaving world with their high quality, rock bottom price, and exce...

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  • Yaqi R1738-S Purple Haze Mew Brown Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $18.86

    Yaqi R1738-S Purple Haze Mew Brown Synthetic Shaving Brush

    6 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Purple swirled handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting ...

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  • Yaqi R1734 Barber Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $17.86

    Yaqi R1734 Barber Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    10 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Barberpole-striped handle We got Yaqi!  This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet shavin...

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  • Yaqi Bluish Violet Synthetic Shaving Brushes-24mm-West Coast Shaving
    from $13.86

    Yaqi Bluish Violet Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    11 reviews

    Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting some traction in the wet shaving world with their high quality, r...

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  • Yaqi Beast Open Comb Safety Razor Head SRH-13-West Coast Shaving
    $5.50

    Yaqi Beast Open Comb Safety Razor Head SRH-13

    9 reviews

    Safety razor HEAD ONLY Open Comb head Extremely aggressive Description from the Vendor The YAQI Beast Open Comb Head gives you high Shave Profi...

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  • Yaqi R1744-S Chianti's Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $20.86

    Yaqi R1744-S Chianti's Synthetic Shaving Brush

    1 review

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red/pink/amber mottled handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been ...

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  • Yaqi R1740-S Naples Tuxedo Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $17.86

    Yaqi R1740-S Naples Tuxedo Shaving Brush

    8 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Light blue/white handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getti...

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  • Yaqi Arctic Sky Deep Blue Handle Shaving Brushes-Silvertip Badger-West Coast Shaving
    from $17.86

    Yaqi Arctic Sky Deep Blue Handle Shaving Brushes

    11 reviews

    Yaqi brushes are here! This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet shaving world with their high quality, rock bottom price, and exce...

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  • Yaqi R1605-S Resin Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $12.86

    Yaqi R1605-S Resin Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    9 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red swirled handle We got 'em: Yaqi Brushes! This Chinese brand has been creating some buzz in the wet s...

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  • Yaqi 24mm Synthetic & Two Band Best Badger Knot Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $30.00

    Yaqi 24mm Synthetic & Two Band Best Badger Knot Shaving Brush

    Traditional Shaving Brush 2 Interchangeable heads with mixed synthetic hair (1) & natural badger hair (1) Camo/Marpat styled handle Descripti...

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  • Yaqi Arctic Synthetic Shaving Brush, Caravel Handle, 24mm-West Coast Shaving
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    $17.86

    Yaqi Arctic Synthetic Shaving Brush, Caravel Handle, 24mm

    7 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Two-toned aqua handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting ...

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  • Yaqi R2002-S Tuxedo Shaving Brush, Lucky Dice-West Coast Shaving
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    $14.86

    Yaqi R2002-S Tuxedo Shaving Brush, Lucky Dice

    3 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shaving brush Loaded with a synthetic hair, tuxedo knot Handle has a “lucky” die embedded in clear plastic Yaqi is an up-...

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  • Yaqi Brown Synthetic Shaving Brush, Rainbow Handle-West Coast Shaving
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    $14.86

    Yaqi Brown Synthetic Shaving Brush, Rainbow Handle

    16 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Rainbow handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting some tr...

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  • Yaqi Mixed Red Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes-26mm-West Coast Shaving
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    from $14.86

    Yaqi Mixed Red Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    9 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red, black, & gold handle Have you seen Yaqi? We're excited to carry these brushes from a brand that...

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  • Yaqi Two Band Silvertip Shaving Brush, Mountain Lake Handle, 24mm-West Coast Shaving
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    $27.72

    Yaqi Two Band Silvertip Shaving Brush, Mountain Lake Handle, 24mm

    10 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Two-banded badger hair Two-toned aqua handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been ...

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  • Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic Shaving Brush, Dandelion Green Handle, 24mm-West Coast Shaving
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    $17.86

    Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic Shaving Brush, Dandelion Green Handle, 24mm

    7 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic, cashmere hair Dandelion Green handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has be...

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  • Yaqi R1710 Butterscotch Orange Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
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    $12.00

    Yaqi R1710 Butterscotch Orange Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    8 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Butterscotch orange handle Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been getting some traction in the wet shavin...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.